Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Saturday morning

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Thursday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. The United Nations has again predicted that 82 million Nigerians, about 64 per cent of the country’s population, may go hungry by 2030, calling on the government to tackle climate change, pest infestations, and other threats to agricultural productivity. The prediction comes in the wake of a persistent hike in food prices in the country.

2. Fresh queues for petrol surfaced in Abuja, parts of Niger and Nasarawa States on Friday, following the closure of many filling stations operated by independent marketers. Dealers closed their retail outlets due to their inability to access petrol as a result of the hike in the ex-depot price of the commodity to N710/litre by private depot owners.

3. The lingering supremacy battle between the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and lawmakers loyal to his estranged godfather and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has shifted to the Supreme Court.

4. The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops recovered ammunition and neutralised 177 terrorists while making 263 arrests during different operations carried out across the country during the week. This was disclosed in a statement made available by the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, on Friday, when the spokesperson was giving a performance review of the week.

5. Armed robbers on Friday attacked a road safety officer, simply identified as Abu, as he returned from a bank and headed towards his house at Zango in Lokoja, Kogi State. Abu was disposed of a yet to be ascertained sum of money after firing several shots at him.

6. A record eight United Kingdom (UK) politicians of Nigerian origin have been elected into the House of Commons following the announcement of results from the July 4 general election. Out of the eight elected, six are returning members of parliament, having served in the last session of the House.

7. Ahead of the gubernatorial election, the acting chairman of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Emperor Jarret Tenebe, on Friday, asked the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to arrest and prosecute the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Asue Ighodalo, for allegedly forging his voter’s card.

8. Anambra State Local Government Service Commission has revealed that over 300 ghost workers have been drawing salaries from various local governments in the state without coming to work. The chairman of the commission, Mr Vincent Ezeaka revealed this on Friday during an interview in his office.

9. President Bola Tinubu has called on Nigerians to come together in solidarity against the common threats that undermine the nation’s collective well being, saying that Nigeria has endured too much. The President made the call on Friday while performing the groundbreaking for the Resettlement Scheme for Persons Impacted by Conflicts at Tudun Biri community, a Kaduna village accidentally bombed by the military in December last year.

10. Sophia Momodu, the estranged lover of popular Afrobeat musician, David Adeleke, a.k.a. Davido, has told the Lagos State High Court sitting in Yaba that the musician should not be granted custody of their daughter. This, she said, is because Davido is more interested in exploiting her sexually than catering for their daughter’s welfare.